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Weekly News Round-Up for July 6th
posted by: Melissa | July 06, 2018, 12:27 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, union news abounds!

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The Teacher Legacies that We Can’t Get Out of Our Head
posted by: Melissa | July 05, 2018, 03:24 pm   

Teachers don’t get into it for the money. Many teachers report starting a career in education due to altruistic feelings and a desire to positively impact the world around them. For some, impacting others in life isn’t enough. Some teachers are so dedicated to their students, that they seek to help them even in death, leaving behind legacies that impact generations to come.

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A Classroom Need - Diverse Teachers
posted by: Melissa | July 03, 2018, 03:30 pm   

Recently while celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week and attending The Atlantic’s Education Policy Summit, it was abundantly clear that diversity among teachers has become a top policy issue. However, it has been an ongoing crisis in classrooms throughout the US for decades. In 2016, the US Department of Education commissioned The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce report. The purpose of this report was to provide a current snapshot of the racial diversity of educators in our nation’s elementary and secondary public schools. (Please read it if you have time!)

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Weekly News Round-Up for June 29th
posted by: Melissa | June 29, 2018, 01:16 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, we lead the news with a landmark court ruling for teacher freedom!

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A Victory for Teacher Freedom
posted by: Melissa | June 28, 2018, 11:40 am   

In a major victory for teacher freedom, today the Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that public sector employees cannot be forced to pay agency fees as a condition of employment.


In the ruling, Justice Alito wrote, “Under Illinois law, public employees are forced to subsidize a union, even if they choose not to join and strongly object to the positions the union takes in collective bargaining and related activities, We conclude that this arrangement violates the free speech rights of nonmembers by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern.”

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